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Old July 19th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #3381
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Sorrento 1 - 256 m
Sorrento 2 - 236 m
Sorrento 3, 5, 6 - 206 m +
Harbourside - 251 m
The Arch - 231 m
Cullinan I - 270 m
Cullinan II - 270 m
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Union Square is a real estate development project in West Kowloon, Hong Kong on the West Kowloon Reclamation. The total GFA of this project is 1,090,026 square meters (11,733,040 sq ft), which is as large as the size of the Canary Wharf development in London. It covers a total of 13.54 hectares. The built area includes 5,866 residential units, totalling 608,026 sq m, 2,230 hotel rooms, and 2,490 serviced apartments comprising 167,472 sq m of combined hotel/serviced apartment space and 231,778sq m of office space. This development will also feature an 82,750 square meter world-class shopping mall, Elements.

Union Square is located at 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It houses the MTR's Kowloon Station.
More details: http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/cx/?id=...quare-hongkong
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Old July 19th, 2008, 07:23 AM   #3382
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Old July 19th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #3383
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source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/simbon/...7606238885454/
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Old July 20th, 2008, 06:05 AM   #3384
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The whole West Kowloon development is starting to get dwarfed by the ICC
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Old July 20th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #3385
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That's a very cool and unique shot.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #3386
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The other hi-rises that looked tall previously... they look like medium and low rise now. I think 400+ meters are the new standard in HK and Kowloon, but too bad HK has height restriction so that it won't cover the Mountain behind it.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:35 AM   #3387
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Best photo from HK I've ever seen! I even made a wallpaper.
(crop, darker midtones and unsharpmask)


Can't wait to see the same quality photo after ICC is finished!
WOW!! thats even better than the original photo
Can you please upload the full res photo of your photoshopped one? pleeassee?
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Old July 20th, 2008, 11:12 AM   #3388
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I hope that in the next Batman movie Bruce jumps off the ICC 8)
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Old July 20th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #3389
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I thought he did?
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Old July 20th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #3390
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He jumps from 2IFC, not ICC. As far as I know.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #3391
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I hope that in the next Batman movie Bruce jumps off the ICC 8)
Is batman able to stand on the top edge of the tower where its one glass thick?

BTW how thick would that top perimeter of the building be?
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:32 PM   #3392
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WOW!! thats even better than the original photo
Can you please upload the full res photo of your photoshopped one? pleeassee?
I made it to fit my display, so it's 1280x800 pixel. Tell your display native resolution and I'll made one for you.
Edit: Use private message, so that this thread won't get too offtopick..

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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:51 PM   #3393
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I made it to fit my display, so it's 1280x800 pixel. Tell your display native resolution and I'll made one for you.
Edit: Use private message, so that this thread won't get too offtopick..
Mine's 12800 x 800 as well - could you please send me the same image?
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:56 PM   #3394
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Mine's 12800 x 800 as well - could you please send me the same image?
No problem! http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...Untitled-1.jpg
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Old July 21st, 2008, 05:09 PM   #3395
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one question... little bit offtopic...

what happened with those Sorrento towers... seems there is one missing...
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Old July 21st, 2008, 06:36 PM   #3396
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one question... little bit offtopic...

what happened with those Sorrento towers... seems there is one missing...
"4" is an unlucky number in Chinese superstition, so there was never a tower 4 to begin with.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 09:54 PM   #3397
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"4" is an unlucky number in Chinese superstition, so there was never a tower 4 to begin with.
lucky it wasn't 13

shame, cause Sorrento just looks unfinished, or something missing
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Old July 21st, 2008, 10:23 PM   #3398
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one question... little bit offtopic...

what happened with those Sorrento towers... seems there is one missing...
Oh.. I didn't realize that till now.. and there is also no stage 4/44. But I'm not sure about 24.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 02:26 AM   #3399
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lucky it wasn't 13

shame, cause Sorrento just looks unfinished, or something missing
Well they skipped the number but they didn't leave the space there for it on purpose. I Think it part of the design. Why did they design it this way I do not know.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 02:30 AM   #3400
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The more I look at it the more I wish they wouldn't spin the Union Square about 180 degrees around. Wouldn't it look much nicer with Waterfront/Sorrento in front, they step upwards towards ICC in the back?
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